Tor Arne Hetland

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Tor Arne Hetland
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Tor Arne Hetland (right) and Jens Arne Svartedal
CountryFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Born (1974-01-12) 12 January 1974 (age 46)
Stavanger, Norway
Spouse(s)
Guri Hetland (m. 2004)
Ski clubByåsen IL
World Cup career
Seasons 19952009
Individual wins13
Team wins12
Indiv. podiums35
Team podiums24
Indiv. starts169
Team starts40
Overall titles0 – (3rd in 2005 and 2006)
Discipline titles1 – (1 SP)

Tor Arne Hetland (born 12 January 1974) is a Norwegian cross-country skiing coach and a former professional cross-country skier.

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Hetland was born in Stavanger. He now lives in Trondheim. While active he represented Byåsen IL ski club. He was coached by Ulf Morten Aune. Hetland is 6 ft 2 in and 12 st 10 lb (178 lb).

World Cup career

Hetland began his career in 1990, but only started competing in the World Cup in 1996/97, where he finished 11th in the long distance standings and 46th in the sprint, finishing 30th in the overall standings. [1] The year after he did much worse, coming 42nd in the long distance, and 78th in the sprint, finishing 62nd overall. For the next three seasons he improved his overall standing and became a main contender in the sprint. In 1998/99 he came second in the sprints, and 23rd in the overall, in 1999/2000 he came fourth in the sprints but had a better long distance season than the one before, and in 2000/01 he came third in the sprints and 12th overall. In 2001/02 he came 13th in the overall standing, whilst finishing the sprint in sixth, and in 2003/04 he came fourth in the sprint, and claimed his first distance points, coming in 37th, and 14th in the overall. The following season, 2004/05, was Hetland's most successful year to date, winning the sprint title, and coming third in the overall standings.

Hetland finished the 2005/06 FIS World Cup season in third place, 259 points behind Tobias Angerer, and 7 points behind fellow countryman Jens Arne Svartedal. He finished third in the sprints, 163 points behind Björn Lind, and 20 points behind Thobias Fredriksson. He was 20th in the distance standings, 632 points behind Angerer.

Hetland has had 23 podium finishes in his World Cup career, 10 in first place, 10 in second place and three in third place. He has podiumed at least once every season since 1996/97, except for 1997/98 and 1999/2000. The most podium finishes he has had in one season was in 2004/05 when he had five. He had four in 2005/06 and three for three consecutive seasons from 2000/01. Of his 23 podium finishes all but three have come in sprints. His first non sprint podium was in 1996/97, when he came second in a 50 km race. In 2000/01 he came third in a 15 km race and on 19 November 2005 he won his first distance race (15 km) in Beitostølen, Norway. The victory on this particular course was no great shock as the Beitostølen track is very flat as the tracks on the cross country circuit goes, and when taken into consideration that the Norwegian athletes, much like the larger teams like the Germans and Russians, are expected to be in near top condition at the beginning of the season so as to secure team selection. His victory in the sprint event in Vernon, Canada on 12 December 2005, was his 100th career race.

Retirement

Hetland announced his retirement the week of 27 April 2009 to a lingering knee injury and asthma. He stated that he "...[felt]... like I am quitting like I am top".

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS). [1]

Olympic Games

 Year  Age  10 km 15 km Pursuit  30 km 50 km Sprint 4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1998 24 N/A 24 N/A N/A
2002 28N/A 49 Gold N/A
2006 32N/A N/A 33 10 Silver

World Championships

 Year  Age  10 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  50 km  Sprint  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1999 25N/A17N/AN/A
2001 27N/A7DNSGoldGoldN/A
2003 29N/ABronzeN/A
2005 31N/A N/A Silver Gold
2007 32N/A N/A 18 7
2009 34N/A N/A 22

World Cup

Season titles

  • 1 title – (1 sprint)
Season
Discipline
2005 Sprint

Season standings

 Season  Age Discipline standingsSki Tour standings
OverallDistanceLong DistanceMiddle DistanceSprintTour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1995 21NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1996 22NCN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
1997 2330N/A11N/A46N/AN/A
1998 2463N/A42N/A78N/AN/A
1999 2523N/A24N/ASilver medal icon.svgN/AN/A
2000 2618N/A22524N/AN/A
2001 2712N/AN/AN/ABronze medal icon.svgN/AN/A
2002 2813N/AN/AN/A6N/AN/A
2003 299N/AN/AN/ASilver medal icon.svgN/AN/A
2004 301437N/AN/A4N/AN/A
2005 31Bronze medal icon.svg61N/AN/AGold medal icon.svgN/AN/A
2006 32Bronze medal icon.svg20N/AN/ABronze medal icon.svgN/AN/A
2007 33421N/AN/A45N/A
2008 34616N/AN/A55DNF
2009 351958N/AN/ABronze medal icon.svg42

Individual podiums

  • 13 victories (11 WC, 2 SWC)
  • 35 podiums (30 WC, 5 SWC)
No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlace
1 1995–96 4 February 1996 Flag of Germany.svg Reit im Winkl, Germany1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
2  1996–97  15 March 1997 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo, Norway50 km Individual FWorld Cup2nd
3 1998–99 27 December 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
428 December 1998  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Engelberg, Switzerland1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
5  2000–01  8 December 2000 Flag of Italy.svg Santa Caterina, Italy15 km Individual FWorld Cup3rd
628 December 2000  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Engelberg, Switzerland1.0 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
729 December 2000  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Engelberg, Switzerland1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
8  2001–02  9 December 2001 Flag of Italy.svg Cogne, Italy1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
927 December 2001 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
1029 December 2001 Flag of Austria.svg Salzburg, Austria1.5 km Sprint CWorld Cup3rd
11  2002–03  26 October 2002 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
1211 December 2002 Flag of Italy.svg Clusone, Italy1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
1315 December 2002 Flag of Italy.svg Cogne, Italy1.5 km Sprint CWorld Cup1st
14  2003–04  26 February 2004 Flag of Norway.svg Drammen, Norway1.2 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
15  2004–05  23 October 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
164 December 2004  Flag of Switzerland.svg   Bern, Switzerland1.35 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
1714 December 2004 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy1.2 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
185 March 2005 Flag of Finland.svg Lahti, Finland1.4 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
199 March 2005 Flag of Norway.svg Drammen, Norway1.2 km Sprint CWorld Cup1st
20  2005–06  22 October 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
2119 November 2005 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway15 km Individual CWorld Cup1st
2211 December 2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vernon, Canada1.3 km Sprint FWorld Cup1st
238 January 2006 Flag of Estonia.svg Otepää, Estonia1.5 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
24  2006–07  28 October 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup3rd
2525 November 2006 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland1.2 km Sprint CWorld Cup3rd
2613 December 2006 Flag of Italy.svg Cogne, Italy15 km Individual CWorld Cup2nd
285 January 2007 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy1.2 km Sprint FStage World Cup1st
2815 February 2007 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Changchun, China1.3 km Sprint CWorld Cup3rd
29 2007–08 15 December 2007 Flag of Russia.svg Rybinsk, Russia30 km Mass Start FWorld Cup1st
3030 December 2007 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czech Republic1.0 km Sprint FStage World Cup3rd
314 January 2008 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy1.2 km Sprint FStage World Cup3rd
32  2008–09  29 November 2008 Flag of Finland.svg Rukatunturi, Finland1.4 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd
3320 December 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany1.5 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
3429 December 2008 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czech Republic1.3 km Sprint FStage World Cup1st
3520 December 2008 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic1.2 km Sprint FStage World Cup2nd

Team podiums

  • 12 victories – (8 RL, 4 TS)
  • 24 podiums – (15 RL, 9 TS)
No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlaceTeammate(s)
1 1995–96 17 March 1996 Flag of Norway.svg Oslo, Norway4 × 5 km Relay FWorld Cup1st Bjonviken / Estil / Andersen
2  1997–98  10 March 1998 Flag of Sweden.svg Falun, Sweden10 × 1.6 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup2nd Torseth
3  1998–99  29 November 1998 Flag of Finland.svg Muonio, Finland4 × 10 km Relay FWorld Cup2nd Bjørndalen / Skjeldal / Dæhlie
420 December 1998 Flag of Switzerland.svg Davos, Switzerland4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Bjervig / Jevne / Dæhlie
510 January 1999 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Hjelmeset / Jevne / Jermstad
6  1999–00  28 November 1999 Flag of Sweden.svg Kiruna, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay FWorld Cup2nd Bjervig / Skjeldal / Alsgaard
7 2000–01 26 November 2000 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Bjonviken / Hjelmeset / Skjeldal
89 December 2000 Flag of Italy.svg Santa Caterina, Italy4 × 5 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Estil / Skjeldal / Alsgaard
9 2001–02 27 November 2001 Flag of Finland.svg Kuopio, Finland4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Hjelmeset / Jevne / Bjerkeli
1016 December 2001 Flag of Switzerland.svg Davos, Switzerland4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Estil / Jevne / Alsgaard
11  2002–03  24 November 2002 Flag of Sweden.svg Kiruna, Sweden4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup2nd Skjeldal / Aukland / Alsgaard
12  2003–04  26 October 2003 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup3rd Bjerkeli
137 December 2003 Flag of Italy.svg Toblach, Italy6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup1st Bjerkeli
1414 December 2003 Flag of Switzerland.svg Davos, Switzerland4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Aukland / Estil / Skjeldal
15 2004–05 24 October 2004 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup1st Bjerkeli
165 December 2004 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bern, Switzerland6 × 1.1 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup2nd Svartedal
1715 December 2004 Flag of Italy.svg Asiago, Italy6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint CWorld Cup1st Svartedal
18  2005–06  23 October 2005 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup3rd Rønning
1920 November 2005 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup3rd Rønning / Svartedal / Hofstad
20  2006–07  17 December 2006 Flag of France.svg La Clusaz, France4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup2nd Rønning / Bjørndalen / Northug
21  2007–08  28 October 2007 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup2nd Kjølstad
2225 November 2007 Flag of Norway.svg Beitostølen, Norway4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Sundby / Svartedal / Hofstad
23 2008–09 7 December 2008 Flag of France.svg La Clusaz, France4 × 10 km Relay C/FWorld Cup1st Sundby / Gjerdalen / Northug
2421 December 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf, Germany6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint FWorld Cup1st Hattestad

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